Ann Veronica was a controversial book detailing the development of a naive school girl into a "New Woman". When it was published, the Spectator described it as a "poisonous book ... capable of poisoning the minds of those who read it." Although it is unlikely to offend modern listeners in this way, this novel addresses many feminist issues that are still relevant today. (Summary by Joy Chan)
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December 3, 2018 Subject:
Joy Chan is a very fine reader, a lovely narrative voice . In....
addition she vocalizes emotions so well . What HG Wells gives to light is that desire and possession are not love . Most of the men in this novel desire Ann Veronica and but do not truly love her .
There probably are other women's rights novels from Mary Wollstonecraft's "A vindication of the rights of women" written in the late 18th or early 19th century and this novel by HG Wells . I'd like to know who wrote them and their titles . I am a male and have always supported and believed in females as being my equal in friendship or love .
But today it seems the women's rights movement has changed into a misandry movement . I think we should first try to be equal friends first . And after awhile we will find if we will remain friends or not . I actually feel a small circle of mutually loving(not referring to the sex act), helpful, tolerant within reason . There is always someone to talk to, when you are melancholy , joyous and when you need someone to help you solve problems and you them help the same, and just to indulge in small talk to get your breathing pattern right if nothing else, and you to listen to one or all of them
January 27, 2015 Subject:
Something A little Differerent From H. G. Wells
Ann Veronica leaves the home of her sheltered childhood to find her own path forward in London. Nothing about her upbringing has prepared this naive young girl for this drastic step.
While written a century ago, the story seems surprisingly modern. I think Wells drew a an honest portrait of innocence seeking something beyond a narrow life.
Very nicely read by Joy Chan
March 16, 2010 Subject:
Interesting book, well read.
This is an interesting book, written at an interesting point in time, featuring a newly liberated young woman at the time of the suffragettes.
It's an enjoyable book that feels very modern for the time in which it was written, which is read very ably by a young female reader with a very light Australian accent. Her accent is very soft and so sounds British at some points, making the reader seem very appropriate for the work.
All in all a very interesting book that I very much enjoyed listening to.